I have a dream.
I want to build each barangay a day care center where people from that area can bring their children, ages 3 and below, to. There will be an educated and well paid preschool teacher who will conduct activities, initially half-day, to ensure that the children from that area learn something worthwhile.
No more spaghetti dances, no more “pa sexy” dances.
It is a place where children will learn Filipino and English nursery rhymes and songs, listen to Filipino and English stories read by the teacher, and sometimes, perhaps, the Barangay Captain.
Then in the afternoons, there will be seminars for the parents. There will be talks about reproductive health (yes, and contraception), attachment parenting, breastfeeding, elimination communication, complimentary feeding, natural and indigenous food, perhaps gardening/planting own food in their backyards, etc.
I have no idea how this will be funded, nor if it will be sustainable. But this is my dream.